How loud can cicadas get? Louder than a vacuum, just as loud as city traffic

ASHLEY: IF YOU GOT OUTSIDE TO ENJOY THIS GORGEOUS DAY CHANCES ARE YOU HEARD A NOISE FROM NATURE. STEVEN: YOU WEREN’T GETTING A GET THROUGH THIS NEWSCAST WITHOUT HEARING THAT CICADAS IN SOME FORM, SO HERE YOU GO. WE’VE BEEN SEEING THE CICADAS BUT NOW PEOPLE AROUND GREATER CINCINNAT ARE REALLY STARTING TO HEAR THEM. CHECK OUT THIS PHOTO FROM OUR VIEWER PAUL, SHOWING THE DECIBEL LEVELS FROM THE CICADAS. REACHING 88.2 AS A MAX THANK YOU FOR SENDING IN THAT PHOTO. TO COMPARE A YALE STUDY ON DECIBEL LEVELS COMPARES THAT NOISE IN PAUL’S LOCATION, TO MORE THAN A VACCUUM CLEANING AT 75 AND JUST ABOUT THE SAME LEVEL AS CITY TRAFFIC AT AT 85. WE’RE NOT QUITE IN THE 100S WHICH IS HOW LOUD A POWER MOWER OR CHAINSAW WOULD BE BUT NOT TOO FAR OFF. MIKE JUST — WE MIGHT JUST HIT THAT 100 OR MORE. PLEASE KEEP SENDING IN YOUR CICADA PHOTOS TO WLWT AND TAGGING US ON SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU CAN SEND PICTURES WITH YOUR LOCATION TO OUR EMAIL, NEWSDESK AT WLW

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How loud can cicadas get? Louder than a vacuum, just as loud as city traffic

If you go outside to enjoy a gorgeous day and live in one of the approximately 15 states where Brood X cicadas are emerging, chances are you heard extra noise from nature. A viewer named Paul sent our sister station WLWT in Cincinnati a photo showing the decibel levels from the cicadas, reaching 88.2 as a max.A Yale study on decibel levels compares that noise in Paul’s location to more than a vacuum cleaner at 75 and just above the same level as city traffic at 85.It’s not quite in the 100s, which is how loud a power mower or chainsaw would be, but not too far off.

If you go outside to enjoy a gorgeous day and live in one of the approximately 15 states where Brood X cicadas are emerging, chances are you heard extra noise from nature.

A viewer named Paul sent our sister station WLWT in Cincinnati a photo showing the decibel levels from the cicadas, reaching 88.2 as a max.

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A Yale study on decibel levels compares that noise in Paul’s location to more than a vacuum cleaner at 75 and just above the same level as city traffic at 85.

It’s not quite in the 100s, which is how loud a power mower or chainsaw would be, but not too far off.

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